BuurBlok: Living as a service

Challenge Neighborhood Block: Housing as a Service in Leeuwarden: How can you as a housing corporation solve the increasing shortage of sufficient affordable, sustainable and quality new housing? The social housing company WoonFriesland sees the solution in the “Buurblok” concept. Buurblok is a development by Bouwgroep Dijkstra Draisma (BGDD) and Wocozon. It consists of a…

Housing corporation Vivare revives old high rise

Challenge How do you make a 40-year-old high rise sustainable? And save 60% on gas consumption / heating bill? The housing corporation Vivare, which is active in the Arnhem region with some 25,000 housing units, had this question in mind for some time: how can we make existing housing complexes more sustainable and how can…

Zuiderschans care home all-electric in Den Bosch

Challenge Zuiderschans care home all-electric in Den Bosch: Housing association Zayaz from Den Bosch wants to let people participate in society through good housing and vital, attractive neighbourhoods. They are committed to neighborhoods and districts, to make and keep them safe and livable. For example, by renovating and maintaining homes. But also by building more…

All-electric apartments Dongen

Challenge New build all electric apartments Dongen, The Netherlands: Fine, sustainable and affordable living for people with modest incomes. That’s what the Casade housing association provides. In the municipality of Dongen there was a desire to build 18 new apartments, which had to be as sustainable as possible. And therefore also fossil free. Sustainable building…

93 apartements heated with PVT-heatpump solar panels in Barendrecht, The Netherlands

Challenge Housing corporation Patrimonium Barendrecht is working with the municipality to create an attractive and lively center where it is also pleasant and good to live. There are 93 affordable, sustainable and life-long apartments in the center of Barendrecht realized. At the location of the Mr. Lohmanstraat 1-43, Ir. Albardastraat 2-10 and Mr. Thorbeckestraat 34-38,…

5 apartments build on top of existing flat

Lightweight and energy-neutral Optop homes on top of existing apartment building: On top of the Heiligharn apartment building in Den Helder, an extra layer of homes has been built. This new building is highly innovative, as it is not only lightweight but also sustainable and almost energy-neutral. The five new penthouses crown the radical renovation…

Heating-monumental-home-heatpump-PVT-solar-panels

The challenge How can you make monumental municipal homes off the grid without an extreme renovation? Technische Unie facilitated the sustainability of six homes in the village of Nagele in the Noordoostpolder. To make six municipal monumental homes more sustainable and disconnected of gas as a heating source. The Hendrick de Keyser Association – owner…